Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The secret of the Tarahumara

"That was the real secret of the Tarahumara: they'd never forgotten what it felt like to love running. They remembered that running was mankind's first fine art, our original act of inspired creation. Way before we were scratching pictures on caves or beating rhythms on hollow trees, we were perfecting the art of combining our breath and mind and muscles into fluid self-propulsion over wild terrain. And when our ancestors finally did make their first cave paintings, what were the first designs? A downward slash, lightning bolts through the bottom and middle-behold, the Running Man."
Christopher McDougall, Born to run, Chapter 15.

"When you run on the earth and run with the earth, you can run forever."
Tarahumara's saying.